Have you ever reached a plateau in your painting??? Feel like you are stuck in a rut and have no inspiration?? Yes...I was there last month. Good news my friends!
Halleluja George! I have found a way around this lack of inspiration. It may not work for you...but worth a shot eh?
I felt there was a boulder of doom blocking my way. I would never paint a painting again. I was in a definite "blue funk". Usually I would try painting in a different medium....which has worked in the past but was not budging this boulder of doom. So....it called for some drastic measures.
This is where my videos came into the picture. I decided if I could not move that boulder I would ....go around it. The idea is to stay within the realm of painting without making the painting the most important thing. In other words I made videos of painting...which got me to paint. I know...psychological stuff here.
But it did get me thinking about how you can move yourself out of a non painting mood or lack of inspiration mood. You could write a short essay on painting...with illustrations. You could sing while painting abstracts...which is another good motivator to stop singing and get with painting. Another way is to teach someone...even if it is your doggie to paint. The actual putting brush laden with paint onto paper is the main motivator.
I know we can all come up with ways around this "boulder of doom" and start painting again. I think this is thinking outside the box? Char?
I do apologize if I am rambling on...but I was seriously in a non painting...non inspired mood for a very long time. I found that this helped me...and maybe it will get you to thinking how you can move foreword with your painting (if you are having the same problems I had). If not....yippeee!! why are you reading this??? go paint something!